I'm not ashamed to admit that I drink more Crispin Brownslane than I probably do any other individual beer. It has been a favorite of mine (and many in the #dcbrews world) since it entered our market about two years ago. I just thought you should know that. Oh also, Meridian Pint is having a cider dinner on December 4. What's that? You want more info? Here it is! From Beer Director Sam Fitz:
"We've had a lot of fun pairing beer with Executive Chef David Shewmaker's cuisine, but we wanted to do something fun for our cider-loving friends. If you have a gluten allergy, or if you just love cider, this event is not to be missed. Certified Cicerone® and Meridian Pint Assistant Beer Director Tim Prendergast is working with our Chef to expertly pair five Crispin ciders, including the new Bourbon barrel-aged release Bird On A Wire and two casks, with gluten-free seasonal dishes:
SHORT RIB "PHO"
Spiced Beef Consomme with Rice Noodles and Braised Short Rib
with Kaffir Lime and Lemongrass
SQUAB GLAZED WITH FRESH CIDER
with Mushroom, Butternut Squash, and House Smoked Pork Belly Risotto
LAVENDER HONEY GOAT CHEESE CAKE
with a Pistachio Crust
with Port-Poached Pear and Candied Almonds
Tickets cover tax and gratuity but are not refundable. Doors open at 6:30PM for a meet and greet with dinner beginning at 7PM.